City of Long Beach Reminds Customers to Beware of Utility Billing Scam

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The City of Long Beach posted a warning to utility customers to be wary of scams that sound too good to be true. (Photo from Wikimedia)

The City of Long Beach is reiterating its warning to utility customers about a nationwide scam that is continuing to trick people into providing personal financial information in exchange for the false promise of getting their utility bills paid by the federal government.

There is no such federal program. The scam involves the perpetrators providing a bogus bank routing number for customers to use.

On May 10, 2012, the City of Long Beach issued a press release and posted a warning notice on its Utility Billing Web Site, reminding all utility customers to be wary of this and other scams that sound too good to be true, or promise something for nothing.

Protect your personal information at all times, and never give out your social security number or any other personal financial information.

For information or questions about your utility bill, visit   or call 562.570.5700.

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